Youth Academy alumni enjoyed a morning of play on Friday morning, racing go-carts, bowling, playing video games and miniature golf.
Residents of Barton County have endured two summers of drought and extreme heat, along with the rest of much of Kansas.
HOISINGTON - Area students will have the opportunity to practice skills with the Back to School Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by Hoisington Main Street Inc from Aug. 9-16.
While many states and countries have abolished capital punishment, some crimes are so heinous that death seems the only appropriate sentence.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council has approved publishing the budget for 2013 with a slight mill levy increase. The 2013 budget has a mill levy assessment of 62.969, which is an increase of 1.534 mills.
Eleven professionals from across the Midwest met this week at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center to study wetlands and defining wetlands.
HOISINGTON - With all of the fresh vegetables now in season, K-State Extension Agent Donna Krug held a class earlier this week on safe ways to preserve that garden produce in Hoisington.
Human beings are capable of both great evil and great good. This country recently had an example of the evil humans are capable of with the shootings in Aurora, Colo.
BARTON, RICE Counties - Several local communities, not including Great Bend, were without electricity Wednesday morning in portions of Barton and Rice Counties due to a problem at Midwest Energy.
HOISINGTON - The Hoisington City Council met at its regular meeting on Monday, and approved submitting an application to rezone the old mobile home park to R-2, which would allow for such housing as assisted living, spec homes and residential development.
ELLINWOOD - With sirens whistling and bikers and runners, Ellinwood greeted natives Joshwa McMullen and Ben Reser as they completed their bike ride from Pueblo, Colo. to Ellinwood on Wednesday morning just in time for the After Harvest Festival.
It is extremely important to immunize children. Diseases that once were practically eradicated have been making a comeback.
ELLINWOOD - The city of Ellinwood will party this week to celebrate the 39th annual After Harvest Festival with a full range of activities for the entire family Thursday through Saturday.
ELLINWOOD - At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the Ellinwood City Council discussed a formal Ellinwood Recreation Commission.
Former President George Bush signed, in 2007, the federal Energy Independence and Security Act that set new energy efficiency standards, reducing our dependence on foreign oil. One provision was phasing out the traditional incandescent light bulb, invented in the early 1800s.
The recent suicide of Robin Williams brought to the forefront issues of depression, drug abuse and chronic illness. Every day, every where and every place in this nation, someone commits suicide. No group is immune.
Celebrating life will be the point of the Golden Belt Glow for Life, the second annual fundraiser for the Suicide Prevention Task Force. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 at Veteran's Memorial Park at the west shelter.
HOISINGTON - 21st century skills for students today involve knowledge that is different than it was a hundred years ago. With that in mind, the Hoisington School District is working towards an entrepreneurship project that will provide tools for students, including time management, accountability, responsibility, and hands-on employee skills.
USD 431 School Board, decided at a special meeting on Monday, to proceed with an entrepreneurship program similar to the Stafford Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Program (SEED).
ELLINWOOD - Those who attend football games at Ellinwood will have an entirely new experience this fall due to upgrades at the field. The entire area is undergoing renovation.
HOISINGTON - Walking or riding a bike is a healthy, wholesome activity, and students walking to and from school gives kids great outdoor exercise. USD 431 Hoisington School District has received two grants for a Walking School Bus that begins this fall, from Oct. 1-Nov. 14. A Walking School Bus, where a parent volunteers walk with the kids to school, is one of the latest initiatives to get kids outside and combat obesity.
HOISINGTON - Lincoln School in Hoisington was built in the 1920s and needs to be updated for changing technology and standards. With this in mind, consultant Kent Stewart was contracted by the USD 431 school district to study the facilities in Hoisington.
HOISINGTON - Hometown holds a special place in the heart for many, and this year, Hoisington will celebrate hometown and those that are homeward bound at the 118th annual Labor Day Celebration Aug. 28-Sept. 1.
ELLINWOOD - At the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, James McCormick was named by Mayor Frank Koelsch to fill the seat on the city council left open by Ken Lebbin, who was appointed as a county commissioner in May.
This week, we as a nation, said farewell to the brilliant, frenetic genius that was Robin Williams-a man that befriended gorillas and entertained us for decades with his quirky sense of humor.
HOLYROOD - Work is progressing on the construction at Central Plains High School in Claflin, the USD 112 school board heard at its regular meeting on Monday, new superintendent, Greg Clark, said.
ELLINWOOD - The community of Ellinwood had a successful 41st annual After Harvest Festival with mild temperatures and large crowds at the July event, according to Chamber of Commerce Administrator J. Basil Dannebohm.
HOISINGTON - A group of community partners, including e-community, Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and the city of Hoisington have formed in Hoisington to consider buying a downtown building for use by the high school entrepreneurship class and possibly community members as a place to form small businesses and sell merchandise.
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